If I recently married but was prevoiusly named as my father’s POA, must the document be re-executed due to my name change?’

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If I recently married but was prevoiusly named as my father’s POA, must the document be re-executed due to my name change?’

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Asked on August 13, 2017 under Estate Planning, Alaska

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A POA runs to a person, not a name, therefore it is still valid even after a name change. So long as you have proof of your maiden name, there should have no problem. That having been said, a new POA can be executed in your married name if you want so as to eliminate any future confusion.


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